As we leave the 1920’s behind and the birth of suburban life begins the modern Floribunda Rose starts to make an appearance. Compact and free flowering, this style of rose was just what modern gardeners were looking for.Initially these roses were known as Hybrid Polyanthas which we learnt last week means many flowered. The Americans, who were leaders in the development of this new style of rose, preferred the term Floribunda which they started to use in the 1930’s and this is the term still used by Rosarians today.
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Poulsen Roses of Denmark did some of the initial breeding of Floribundas producing a rose called Red Riding Hood which led to two more Floribundas called Else Poulsen and Kirsten Poulsen introduced in 1924. The American Nursery Jackson and Perkins continued the development and introduction of many new Floribundas and at one time this family owned nursery was renowned as the world’s largest rose grower. To name drop just a few famous Floribundas: - where would we be without[C1]Iceberg (and its many permutations), Margaret Merrill, Sexy Rexy or Satchmo? A personal favourite of mine is Queen Elizabeth not because I am an avid royalist but it was the first rose I learnt the name and history of when I was a budding pre-teen gardener. The main characteristic of Floribunda Roses is that their flowers are carried in large clusters or sprays giving a mass display often from spring right through to autumn.
2018 New Release. Floribunda. Modern bush Rose. Gorgeous tight buds brushed with pink open to medium sized flowers of cream and just a touch of pink. Will look great in a vase or bouquet, Plant in full sun and feed regularly. Deciduous.
Colour: Cream / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Floribunda. Like any self respecting 'Playboy' this rose makes sure it is always the centre of attention. The almost single flowers are tones of brilliant orange, scarlet and yellow. Nice glossy foliage and of course smells good too. Use to add boldness to your planting schemes. 1976.
Colour: Orange / Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Floribunda. Simply beautiful large coral pink blooms backed by deep glossy green leaves. Not only is it delightfully fragrant but it is a good repeat flowerer to boot. Well worth a place in the rose bed. Plant in full sun. Deciduous.
Floribunda. Named after the quintessential English Rose - Diana Princess of Wales. This pretty rose has attractive pearly white blooms that smother the bush from summer through to autumn. Gentle fragrance, compact habit and nice, healthy, glossy foliage. RHS AGM. 1996. PVR.
Colour: White Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 60cm
Floribunda. Oh this is a gorgeous thing with deep purple blooms that are decadently and deliciously fragrant. The flat, full blooms have an old world charm but 'Purplelicious' has a modern habit with masses of blooms and healthy disease resistant foliage. Surely a 'must have'. PVR.
Colour: Purple Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 75cm
Floribunda. Quintessential has lots of medium pink flowers with a lighter reverse. These blooms are packed with many petals often creating an old fashioned appearance. The bush is medium height and is clothed with extremely dark foliage. It is a very healthy variety. Deciduous
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Floribunda. This delicious looking rose has large double white blooms that have been dipped in raspberry red around the edges. Very striking. Nice perfume. The bold trusses of bloom repeat well. Upright vigorous bush. Award winner. 1988. PVR.
Colour: Red / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 90cm
Florabunda. Sumptuous double dark red blooms which flower throughout the season and are strongly scented. This a gorgeous rose with healthy glossy green serrated foliage. Copmpact habit. Plant in full sun. Deciduous
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 75cm x 100cm
Florabunda std. Sumptuous double dark red blooms which flower throughout the season and are strongly scented. This a gorgeous rose with healthy glossy green serrated foliage. Copmpact habit. Plant in full sun. Deciduous
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Floribunda. Well you will really get your groove on with this award winning NZ bred rose. The bright red blooms open with a patch of orange-yellow in the centre and on the reverse. This quickly fades leaving lightly scented 'painted' flowers of red and white set against dark foliage. PVR. 1988.
Colour: Red / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 0.6m